In December 2012, the FDA approved Sientra’s “Silimed silicone gel breast implants.” These implants are also called “gummy breast implants” because they are made of a thicker gel that is said to resemble candy gummy bears. But are they safe?
Why do so many cancer patients take medications that drain their energy and joy of living but don’t benefit them? The answer: since 2008, FDA has not required new cancer drugs to prove they help patients live longer. After the drugs were approved, 18 were found to not extend patients’ lives at all, and only one of the drugs is proven to improve patients’ quality of life. But these ineffective cancer drugs cost just as much.
We respectfully urge you to not advance the Senate’s Innovation for Healthier Americans bills or the House’s 21st Century Cures Act during the lame duck session of Congress. While the House version of the legislation provides additional funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), both the House and the Senate versions contain more controversial measures which would lower safety and approval standards for drugs and medical devices at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
By Diana Zuckerman, September 23-25, 2016. Published in newspapers across the country, this syndicated column discusses the changes needed to improve the Affordable Care Act.
The second Stop Cancer Now Lap-a-Thon at Tuscarora High School is fast approaching! See photos from the first Lap-a-thon here. In order to participate on Sunday, November 6, 2016, please register to participate by donating $20, or make a donation of any size. Donations over $20 will be considered a contribution to the Cancer Hotline, which provide individualized […]